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Enabling a Smarter Future

Published: 20 November 2012

Warren East, CEO of ARM, one of the world’s leading technology companies, will give a Distinguished Lecture at the University on Monday 3 December, hosted by the Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences.

Beginning with a very brief introduction to ARM technology and the ARM business model, Warren East will review the evolution of mobile technology over the last 10 years and assess likely demands over the next decade. Highlighting some of the main technical challenges and the approaches ARM and the industry is adopting to address these, he will consider how mobile technology can be applied to address key societal challenges through use in other applications, creating a smarter future.

Warren East joined ARM in 1994 to set up its consulting business. Vice-President Business Operations from 1998, he was appointed to the Board in 2000 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2001. He is a member of the UKTI Board for Technology, responsible for driving the UK’s trade and investment objectives in the telecoms and IT sectors.

Founded in 1990, and with over 20 billion ARM-based chips shipped to date, ARM is the world’s leading semiconductor IP supplier, and remains central to the global development of digital electronic products. The company headquarters are in Cambridge UK.

The ARM-ECS Research Centre in Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) was established in 2008 in recognition of the synergies between ARM’s goals and ECS research initiatives. Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences, commented: “It is a great honour to welcome Warren East to the Faculty and University to give this distinguished lecture. Over the years many ECS graduates have chosen to work for ARM, drawn by the innovative nature of the business and its continuing impact on global technological development. I am delighted to say that today our mutual research interests are enabling us to develop a new generation of low-power chips.”

The Centre is co-directed by Professor Al-Hashimi and Dr David Flynn (ARM Fellow and Visiting Professor at ECS), and focuses on leading-edge research on advanced design methods, architectures and their practical validations for energy-efficient and dependable single-core and multi-core processor systems.

The Lecture, ‘Enabling a Smarter Future’, takes place at 6 pm on Monday 3 December in Physics Lecture Theatre (46/3001). Refreshments will be available in the Physics Building Foyer from 5.30 pm. The lecture will be chaired by Professor Phil Nelson, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University. Tickets are not required and all are welcome.

For further information on this event, contact Joyce Lewis.

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